Category Archives: Reaction to Government interference in church affairs

Head of UOC Law Department: Stocktaking of church property is unlawful

October 18, 2018. Protopriest Alexander Bakhov explained that the property in the churches and monasteries of the UOC is not the property of the state. The Ministry of Culture has no right to make an inventory of the property of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, chairman of the UOC Legal Department, Protopriest Alexander Bakhov, informed the Information and Education Department of […]

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Kiev court to hear claim against President’s interference in Church affairs

October 2, 2018. The legitimacy of the church initiatives of Petro Poroshenko will be considered by the District Court of Kiev. The Kiev District Administrative Court accepted the claim of the public organization “The Rule of Law” regarding the competence of the Ukrainian authorities to interfere in the activities of the Church, reports the website of the District Court of […]

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ROC concerned about politicians trying to destroy church unity in Ukraine

July 16, 2018. Politicians want to shake unity of the Church and create fake forms of church order in Ukraine, believes spokesman for Patriarch Kirill, priest Alexander Volkov. Politicians want to shake unity of the Church and create fake forms of church order in Ukraine, believes spokesman for Patriarch Kirill, priest Alexander Volkov. The Holy Synod of the ROC, whose […]

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Archbishop Theodosiy of Boyarka reaction on the interference of officials in the affairs of the Church

July 16, 2018. When it comes to the separation of Church from state, it means the confusion of functions of the two institutions is inappropriate, Archbishop Feodosiy believes. The state power has to take care of the maintenance of public and legal order in society, of the well-being of its citizens, protection of their rights and freedoms. The work of the […]

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Council of Churches made a statement on priest’s refusal to perform a rite

July 5, 2018. Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations stated about the autonomy of religious structures and unacceptability of interference in liturgical practice. The statement of the Council was published on July 3 and adopted due to the announcement of the Prosecutor’s Office in Zaporozhye of the beginning of investigation of the case on the refusal of the priest […]

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